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Teaching How We Read Now (abstract due 9/4/12)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 4:32pm
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NeMLA Boston, March 21-24, 2013
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Teaching How We Read Now

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

UPDATE:Bruce Springsteen: Songs of Conscience onThe Rising, Magic, and Wreckin' Ball

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 4:12pm
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Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association Durham NC 11/9111/12
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As a voice for his baby boom generation Bruce Springsteen has been the conscience of Rock n' Roll for Forty Years, especially in three of his last four albums: The Rising (2002 is an expiatory reflection/meditation on the tragedy of 9/11; Magic (2007) is an indictment of the Bush Administration's rush to war and torture, and Wreckin' Ball (2012) is an angry denunciation of Wall Street Greed and indifference to working class Americans. Art, to be the most evocative for the audience, works best when it becomes a mirror in which an audience may become conscious of what their own feelings really are. These are impressionistic songs that were not didactic narratives of events but emotional outcomes of what the events meant to people.

Wallace Stevens and Material Culture

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 3:23pm
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The Wallace Stevens Society
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Call for papers: Wallace Stevens and Material Culture

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 (Feb. 21-23, 2013; Louisville, KY)

Show and Tell: A Roundtable of Comic Book and Graphic Novel Creators (Resumes due September 30)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 2:45pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

This event hosts artists from a wide spectrum of roles as related to the creation of comic books and graphic novels. This roundtable welcomes participants from around the world and regardless of genre, medium, or years of experience. Artists in the roundtable should bring visual materials to facilitate discussion with a diverse audience of students, professors, and overall fans of this art form.

Submit resumes by September 30, 2012, to Derek McGrath at SUNY Stony Brook (derek.mcgrath@stonybrook.edu).

44th Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
March 21 to 24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Hosted by Tufts University

Panels and Pedagogy: Teaching the Graphic Novel (Abstracts due September 30)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 2:41pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel works towards understanding and adding to emerging pedagogies of the graphic novel and other forms of illustrated works. What do these visual texts change about how we approach the classroom? Possible topics include but are not limited to adaptation and teaching across mediums and disciplines; the graphic novel as literature; approaches to visuality as composition; and the limits of genre and medium.

Submit 250- to 500-word proposals by September 30, 2012, to Joel Simundich (joel_simundich@brown.edu) and Derek McGrath (derek.mcgrath@stonybrook.edu).

[UPDATE] Second Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium Oct. 5-6, 2012 University of Arizona, Tucson/CFP 7/15/12

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 1:48pm
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Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium
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Building on the success of the inaugural Hidden Cinema Symposium in 2011, we seek to further explore how amateur, scientific, educational, and independent films have portrayed the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. We wish to cultivate a more comprehensive understanding of the Southwest's and Mexico's cinematic past by showcasing and analyzing the ways the region has been imagined in "hidden" and lesser-known films produced by non-Hollywood and amateur filmmakers.

Class and Culture in Contemporary Crime Fiction

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:57pm
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Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University
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I have received a contract for a volume of critical/scholarly essays--currently titled Class and Culture in Contemporary Crime Fiction--from McFarland & Company. Through the same press I published in 2005 an edited volume on detective fiction titled Race and Religion in the Postcolonial British Detective Story and another in 2012 titled Murdering Miss Marple: Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the New Golden Age of Women's Crime Fiction. (This third volume, on class, will round out the trilogy of critical studies on detective fiction: race, gender, class.)

Please submit your abstract (250 words) and a brief cv by August 1, 2012, to be considered for this collection.

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Spectacles of Alienation: Deconstructing the Theatrical in Contemporary Culture (deadline 9/30/2012)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:28pm
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NeMLA (March 21-24, 2013)
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This panel explores the tension between the theatrical and the anti-theatrical in contemporary culture. From the increasing ubiquity of performance art in mainstream theatre to the public spectacle of the political protest, this panel solicits papers that asks what role theatre plays in a world that blurs the boundaries between social ritual and performative fiction. We welcome papers that address political performance as well as studies of aesthetic practice in modern theatre. Send abstracts of less than 250 words to LGeddes@adelphi.edu by September 30, 2012.

International Conference "Report from the Pop Line: On the Life and Afterlife of Popular": 3-4 December 2012, Lisbon

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:58am
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Catholic University of Portugal

CECC – The Research Centre for Communication and Culture announces:
3rd Graduate Conference in Culture Studies
December 3-4, 2012
Faculty of Human Sciences – Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon

Report from the Pop Line: On the Life and Afterlife of Popular

The concept of the popular, or popular culture for that matter, has never ceased to be an ambivalent one. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding.

Silent film sound: history, theory and practice, February 22–23, 2013

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:45am
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Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany in collaboration with Kiel Society for Film Music Research

We are pleased to invite proposals for papers in the broad theme "Silent film sound: history, theory and practice", to be presented at a conference of the same name on February 22 - 23 at the Christian Albrechts University Kiel.

Alter Egos and Second Selves (RSA 2013, abstracts by June 14, 2012)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:45am
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Kent Lehnhof, Chapman University
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This panel focuses on the alter ego or the second self, asking what it might mean to imagine someone/something as another instance of one's self. Papers might address a wide range of "second selves," including twins, friends, spouses, children, ambassadors, avatars, emissaries, representatives, rivals, foils, doubles, and impersonators. Participants might also treat the topic more abstractly, as in the case of one's reputation, credit, image, office, or personae. We will be especially interested in how these alter egos might ask, answer, or unsettle questions of identity, epistemology, and ethics (e.g., altruism, sympathy, and "loving thy neighbor as thyself.").

Alter Egos and Second Selves (RSA 2013, abstracts by June 14, 2012)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Kent Lehnhof, Chapman University
contact email: 

This panel focuses on the alter ego or the second self, asking what it might mean to imagine someone/something as another instance of one's self. Papers might address a wide range of "second selves," including twins, friends, spouses, children, ambassadors, avatars, emissaries, representatives, rivals, foils, doubles, and impersonators. Participants might also treat the topic more abstractly, as in the case of one's reputation, credit, image, office, or personae. We will be especially interested in how these alter egos might ask, answer, or unsettle questions of identity, epistemology, and ethics (e.g., altruism, sympathy, and "loving thy neighbor as thyself.").

[UPDATE] - Literature After 9/11

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:29am
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SAMLA 2012 - Victoria M. Bryan

**DEADLINE*EXTENSION** Deadline is now July 1st.

Very quickly after September 11, 2001, fiction writers were asked to responding to the attacks. Various writers' reactions were expected and anxiously awaited while other authors were harshly criticized for their decisions to represent the events of the day, respond to the resulting trauma, or criticize the causes/motivations behind such tragedy.

"Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays" , (10/1/12-06/26-29/13), Montpellier, France

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:18am
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European Shakespeare Research Association
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CFP:Panel: "Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays"
Montpellier University, France, 26-29 June 2013
European Shakespeare Research Association International Colloquium

Convenors:
Pavel Drábek, Masaryk University
Pascale Drouet, University of Poitiers
Nathalie Rivere de Carles, University of Toulouse

CfP: Forum Issue 15 IMITATION AND REPETITION. Submissions due by 24th September 2012.

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:16am
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FORUM – University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
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*Forum: Issue 15, Imitation and Repetition*
http://www.forumjournal.org/site/cfp

For the winter issue of FORUM, a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal based at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeking submissions from a range of disciplines relating to the arts or culture that consider the topic of IMITATION AND REPETITION.

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